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Call for papers for the panel “Sites of Transit in Italy from WW2 to the present: History, Politics, Topography”, a session of the American Association for Italian Studies conference (2018).


Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento (Naples, Italy), 14-17 July 2018


The former POW, concentration and refugee camp at Fossoli is a key example in the complex 20th-century history of peoples and prisoners in transit. Proposals are welcome on the reconstruction of the history, politics and topography of this and other sites of transit in the European and Mediterranean context from WW2 to the present.


If you would like to present a paper, please send a 200-300 word abstract and a brief biographical note to and
by 30 December 2017.


Fondazione ex Campo Fossoli – via Giulio Rovighi, 57 41012 Carpi – MO – Matteo Cassani Simonetti – Dipartimento di Architettura – Alma Mater
Studiorum – Università di Bologna – Roberta Mira – Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà – Alma Mater
Studiorum – Università di Bologna – Daniele Salerno – Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici – Alma Mater
Studiorum – Università di Bologna –

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